Student Fee Policy

River Murray Training provides information about course fees, payment options, concessions, Skills for All subsidies (where applicable), parchment replacement cost to students on its website under specific course information.

Government funding under Skills for All

Some of River Murray Training’s courses are funded through the Government of South Australia’s Skills for All initiative. The government subsidises the cost of training. The amount of subsidy is calculated after the unit selection, and training location is known.

Courses are fully subsidised at Certificate I and II levels.

The subsidy level reduces the higher the level of qualification leaving the student to make a larger contribution of the overall course fee.

Refer to individual course information for the amount a student will be expected to contribute, and payment options.


To be eligible for a concession, a student must hold a:

  • Health Care Card; or
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veteran Affairs Concession Card.

Other people eligible for concession are prison inmates, detainees, people in remand, and those held in South Australian institutions in connection with the commission of an offence, and extends to children in South Australian detention centres who are beyond the age of compulsory schooling. Eligible students over the age of 16 and who are, or have been, under the guardianship of the Minister of Communities and Social Inclusion on any guardianship order will be eligible for an exemption from a Student Course Fee.

The Card number and Expiry Date must be entered on the Skills for All application form, and a photocopy of the card provided to us.

The concession reduces the amount payable by the student. The exact amount is dependent on the number of hours in the course, the amount of subsidy paid by the government for the course and River Murray Training’s regular Course fee. Please contact River Murray Training to find out the concession available on a specific course, and the student contribution you will be required to pay.

What does a student fee include?

Individual course information flyers explain what is covered in course fees, including unit cost, and cost for recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.  If an RPL application is not successful, then the full unit cost will apply.  GST is not included where an individual is invoiced for course fees.


The course fee is all inclusive of administrative fee ($50), resources and course tuition. There will be no further fees for incidental expenses incurred.


Course fees do not include replacement parchments in the future. This will incur a cost of $33 (includes GST).

Payment options

Students may negotiate a schedule for Student course fees to spread the repayment over the duration of the qualification.  Fees in Advance policy and Refund policy apply. Parchments are not awarded if course fees have not been fully paid.